Head, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum
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Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
B.A., University of Michigan
Lynette Roth oversees the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums generally, as well as the Busch-Reisinger Museum and its collection specifically. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art from German-speaking countries, with special emphasis on the medium of painting, the relationship between art and politics, and the history and reception of German art in the United States. She has published widely on the art of the Weimar period (Cologne Progressives, Max Beckmann). Recent exhibitions have centered on contemporary art (Rebecca Horn, Wolfgang Tillmans). Her 2018 exhibition Inventur: Art in Germany, 1943–55 reflected on the immediate postwar period.
Max Beckmann at the Saint Louis Art Museum: The Paintings. New York: Prestel, 2015.
“New Identities: Type and Portraiture.” In New Objectivity: Modern German Art, ed. Stephanie Baron and Sabine Eckmann, 258–69. New York: Prestel, 2015.
“‘First Problem’: Max Beckmann’s Saint Louis Still Lifes.” In Beckmann & America, ed. Jutta Schütt, 60–68. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz; Frankfurt am Main, 2011.